How to travel from Perth to Edinburgh

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from Perth to Edinburgh

You can get from Perth to Edinburgh by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

To get from Perth to Edinburgh on Oct 05 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMPerth1h10 07:10PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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06:00PMPerth1h10 07:10PMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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09:35AMPerth1h17 10:52AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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08:40AMPerth1h17 09:57AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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08:30AMPerth1h27 09:57AMEdinburgh, Elder Street
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Travel Information between Perth and Edinburgh

distanceDistance32 miles (51 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$2 - $25
fastestFastest modeTrain • $25 (€24) • 1 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Travel 32 miles (51 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Perth and Edinburgh. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Perth to Edinburgh.

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Travel Tips: Travel to Edinburgh easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Perth to Edinburgh.
FAQs

You can travel from Perth to Edinburgh 4 different ways: bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Edinburgh from Perth is by taking a flight with an average price of $2 (€2).

This is compared to other travel options to Edinburgh:

A flight is generally $4 (€4) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $6 (€6) from Perth to Edinburgh.

A flight is $23 (€22) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Perth to Edinburgh costing on average $25 (€24).

The fastest way from Perth to Edinburgh is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 4 min.

There are alternative travel options to Edinburgh that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 1 h 10 min   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

The Perth to Edinburgh distance is around 32 miles (51 km).

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Perth to Edinburgh:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Perth, Bus Station (stance 5) and arrive in Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travelers who book a train ticket from Perth to Edinburgh depart from Perth to Edinburgh Waverley.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Perth to Edinburgh:

  • You can take a bus from Perth to Edinburgh with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for $6 (€6) with Megabus from Perth to Edinburgh.
  • You can take a train from Perth to Edinburgh with Scotrail. Cheap tickets can be found for $25 (€24) with Scotrail from Perth to Edinburgh.

Yes, there are direct routes from Perth to Edinburgh with the following travel companies:

  • You can travel directly by bus with Megabus.
  • You can book a direct train with Scotrail or London North Eastern Railway.

Direct services to Edinburgh tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.

Your trip from Perth to Edinburgh doesn't have to end in Edinburgh. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’d like to add London, Glasgow or Manchester to your Perth to Edinburgh tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Edinburgh today!

Before traveling from Perth to Edinburgh, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket costs $6 (€6) one way on average for this journey.
  • A plane ticket costs $2 (€2) one way on average for this trip.
  • A train ticket costs $25 (€24) one way on average for this route.

But we recommend booking Perth to Edinburgh tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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